Movies/TV

Netflix Lands ‘Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

It looks like Netflix is set to hit it big once again with another true crime documentary series. E! News is reporting that the streaming giant promises to give an unprecedented look at serial killer Ted Bundy in Conversation with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The series comes from Emmy-winning filmmaker Joel Berlinger whose credits include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru.

Prior to his execution via electric chair in 1989, Ted Bundy confessed to 30 murders between the years of 1974 and 1978. The serial killer was considered charismatic and handsome by many of his victims, traits which helped lure them into in a false sense of security. read more

Lionsgate in Final Negotiations to Acquire ‘The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared’

It looks as if New Orleans has a severe vampire infestation problem. Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate is close to procuring The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared, a vampire script written by Anthony Jaswinski. Early reports indicate that the film is set to take place during hurricane Katrina, a perfect time for vampires to show their fangs.

Jaswinski is the writer behind A Midsummer’s Nightmare, Satanic, The Shallows, and Vanishing on 7th Street. The screenwriter’s biggest hit so far has been The Shallows which starred Blake Lively was released in June of 2016. The film has generally positive reviews and was able to scrape in $119.1 million at the box office on a budget of $25 million. read more

Trailer Released for Comedy Central’s Stop-Motion “Predator” Holiday Special

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of  2018’s The Predator, as well as the new Predator: 4-Movie Collection box set, Comedy Central is releasing a stop-motion animated special of Predator versus Santa’s reindeer. The special will air on December 19th during BoJack Horseman – check out the press release and trailer below!

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – A first look at the stop-motion animated Holiday Special featuring THE PREDATOR as he tangles with his most formidable foe yet – Santa and his reindeer. Check out the official trailer below and catch the entire special December 19 on Comedy Central during BoJack Horseman at 10:30pm / 9:30 CT. read more

Darren Lynn Bousman Returns with ‘St. Agatha’

Darren Lynn Bousman, the director most famous for Saw II, III, and IV, is ready to return to cinemas (well, at least one or two) with his latest film St. Agatha. The film (clearly an attempt to capitalize on this past fall’s The Nun), begins with a young girl seeking refuge in a spooky convent. Our protagonist, Mary (get it?), soon realizes that the seemingly innocent, evil nuns are really “not innocent”, evil nuns and has to run for her life.

The film stars True Blood’s Carolyn Hennesy, Sabrina Kern (Pretty Hurt), Courtney Halverson (Unfriended), Trin Miller (Captain Fantastic) and Seth Michaels (Eden).  St. Agatha was surprisingly written by four individuals including Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels, and Clint Sears.  Uncork’d Entertainment will handle the film’s North American distribution, although it may hard to locate in your local area.  The film is set to debut in theaters, On Demand, and Digital HD all on the same day, which happens to be February 8. read more

Steven Yeun Lands Starring Role in Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Series

Steven Yeun- The Walking Dead fan-favorite actor and recent recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Burning– has just signed on for a major horror project. It turns out that his travel plans include a trip to the set of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for a starring role in an upcoming episode called “The Traveler.”

Collider confirms in an exclusive report that Yeun will star in the fourth episode of the new series. According to their report, the episode “follows two cops and a mysterious traveler,” and Yeun will play the aforementioned traveler. read more

Ian Ziering Cast as Blue Devil in ‘Swamp Thing’ Streaming Series

Ian Ziering announced today via twitter that he will be joining the cast of DC Universe’s streaming series Swamp Thing as the lovable Blue Devil.

The actor, known for his roles on Beverly Hills 90210 and Syfy’s Sharknado series, will step into the blue and yellow pirate boots of one of DC’s prominent supernatural characters.  The character first debuted in 1984 (ala a special preview insert in Firestorm #24) and was created by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Paris Cullins. His solo series ran for nearly three years and he would later appear as a member of the Justice League and Shadowpact.  The stunt man turned supernatural hero was also rumored to be a part of the long gestating and maligned Justice League Dark film.  At this time it appears that JLD is DOA, but having two competing versions of the same character on the small screen and the silver screen has never stopped DC before, so don’t be surprised if fans get two versions to further confuse them. read more

‘Hellboy Winter Special 2018’: The Horror News Network Review

There are two thing that you can count on during the holiday season: there will always be left-over fruitcake and the arrival of a jolly, red faced, barrel-chested icon.  I am of course talking about Hellboy and his annual Winter Special.

This year’s 2018 collection contains three seasonal tales featuring a classic Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck collaboration about a New Year’s Eve seance gone wrong, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s return to B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new story entitled “Lost Ones”, and “The Empty Chair” starring Lobster Johnson by Tonci Zonjic. read more

Legendary Entertainment to Reboot ‘The Toxic Avenger’

Deadline is reporting that Legendary Entertainment has nabbed the film rights to The Toxic Avenger and will reboot the Troma horror franchise. The series will seemingly be in good hands as Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers.

Released in May of 1984, The Toxic Avenger follows the story of Melvin Ferd a 98-pound weakling who constantly gets teased and harassed at his health club job where he works as a janitor. A malicious prank goes wrong and sends Melvin flying out of a second story window and into a truck loaded with drums of toxic waste. Upon hitting the drums Melvin is set on fire and eventually the chemicals from the drums cause him to transform into the creature known as Toxie. read more

Tom DeLonge’s ‘Strange Times’ in Development at TBS

Things are about to get strange as Tom DeLonge’s graphic novel Strange Times is being made into a series for TBS. Variety reports that Aaron Karo is set to write the series which follows five teenage skateboarders who also happen to be paranormal researchers.  The show will center around the group being chased by government agents.

“My love for all things paranormal and skateboarding are sometimes only superseded by my love for offensive humor,” says DeLonge. “This series combines them all into one.” read more

New ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer Smashes Its Way Into the Internet

If your holiday wishes include a massive prehistoric water lizard smashing its way through a giant moth and a three-headed monster, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have got you covered! A new trailer launched today for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which features the clearest images of Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidora that we’ve seen since the project was first announced. Fans of the film’s impressive ensemble cast will be pleased by new shots featuring Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga Charles Dance, and Sally Hawkins. You can watch the entire trailer below: read more